All future Jaguar models to have all-wheel drive option

2010 Jaguar XJ
2010 Jaguar XJ

XF and XJ already have all-wheel drive

Jaguar plans to offer an AWD option for all of its upcoming models, according to global brand director Adrian Hallmark.

When developing the 3.0-liter V6 engine, Jaguar took into consideration the strong demand from the United States and Canada for AWD cars. They already offer this combo for the XF and XJ models and they plan on engineering the AWD tech for all future models.

At the moment, only this engine is available with all-wheel drive because for other power units it would be too expensive to modify. This means that Jaguar will not offer such a model in the UK, a market where people rarely purchase a gasoline V6 sedan with AWD capabilities.

Hallmark added that although Jaguar can't make all current engines compatible with the all-wheel drive system, in the future they will be able to implement the tech in the entire lineup.

Source: Jaguar via autocar.co.uk

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only 10 years (to) late This brand is dead..
Dec 27th, 2012 3:34pm
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DarkoInem DarkoInem
jag is the best
Dec 4th, 2012 5:22pm
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SkadV8 SkadV8
It would be greater if they offer 4x4 with smaller 2.2 diesel and 2.0 turbo engine, this will definitely increase there market share and can steal other premium buyers, and also can be useful on any road surfaces in every weather conditions.
Dec 3rd, 2012 10:32pm
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Aygo Aygo
I believe there is a difference between 4WD and AWD, with the latter being permenant and the former being selectable.
Dec 3rd, 2012 6:15pm
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benz_man benz_man
4wd requires a transfer case and a selectable "low range", where the engine tq is multiplied substantially for low speed, high power applications (rock crawling, advanced off-road driving). AWD is (pretty much) everything else.
Dec 3rd, 2012 6:51pm
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